College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Humanities and Communication

Recent graduate joins Teach For America

Michael Grimshaw was a History and New Media concentration student. He graduated in May 2019 and moved to Hawaii to teach high school history through the organization of Teach For America. More than 57,000 students apply for Teach For America every year, but only 11 percent of those who apply get accepted.

Michael had a group interview with 12 other students, almost all of whom came from Ivy League schools, except for himself and one other student that went to Stanford.

Michael’s advice to new HCOM majors is: aim high, work hard, be yourself, and you will get there!